Wacker Drive

Artistic rendering of The Marina, part of a planned renovation of the Chicago Riverwalk. (Credit: City of Chicago)

State Street Bridge To Close For Riverwalk Work

The Chicago Department of Transportation said the bridge will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m. Wednesday through the afternoon of Aug. 23.

08/12/2014

A statue of late Chicago Sun-Times columnist Irv Kupcinet was removed from Wacker Drive for repairs to the stone base. (Credit: CBS)

Irv Kupcinet Statue Removed From Wacker Drive For Repairs

A statue of legendary Chicago newspaper columnist Irv Kupcinet is missing from its perch on Wacker Drive, but all is well, it’s just getting some repairs.

04/18/2014

A Chicago Fire Department diver enters the icy Chicago River early Tuesday, after a woman fell in the water. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Dies After Being Pulled From Icy Chicago River

Police sources said it appeared the woman slipped and fell into the river.

12/17/2013

A view from beneath Chicago's Loop. (CBS)

Beneath Chicago Streets, Homeless Huddle In The Cold

There are an estimated 116,000 homeless in Chicago. Many of them camp out beneath the city, wrapped in tattered, filthy blankets. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

11/29/2013

A man tried to attack two people along the Chicago Riverwalk, but one of his would-be victims slashed him with a knife. (Credit: NVP Video)

Man Slashed With Knife After Attacking Pair On Riverwalk

A man who tried to attack two people near the Chicago Riverwalk got more than he bargained for Monday night, when one of his targets fended off his attack by slashing him with a knife.

10/08/2013

James Starkey (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Sexual Assault At Downtown Park

James D. Starkey allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old man in a park in the 400 block of South Wacker Drive.

08/30/2013

Handcuffs

Man Arrested For Sexual Assault Downtown

The sexual assault occurred at 10:30 p.m. in the 400 block of South Wacker Drive.

08/29/2013

Surveillance video image of a man robbing the Charter One Bank branch at 71 W. Wacker Dr. on May 29, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

Man Robs Loop Bank

The robbery occurred about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Charter One Bank branch at 71 S. Wacker Dr.

05/30/2013

A police bomb squad robot inspects a suspicious package in a plaza on Michigan Avenue on April 30, 2013. (Credit: Rachel Azark)

Michigan Avenue Reopened After Suspicious Package Deemed Safe

For the second day in a row, Michigan Avenue was shut down near the bridge over the Chicago River, as police investigated a suspicious device.

04/30/2013

Ambulance

Driver Injured When Taxicab Strikes Fire Truck Downtown

A taxicab driver was hospitalized Thursday morning after the cab he was driving struck a Chicago Fire Department truck at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive.

01/24/2013

Cyclists get their first ride on a new two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street in downtown Chicago on Dec. 14, 2012. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Opens Two-Way Protected Bike Lane Downtown

Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein said the mile-long two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street, stretching from Wacker Drive to Polk Street, is the nation’s first protected bike lane through a central business district.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

Generator Backfires, Blows Out A Window In Wacker Drive Building

According to dispatch reports a backup generator backfired and shattered a window.

12/01/2012

The first two cars drive along Upper Wacker Drive after the north-south section of the street reopened to traffic on Nov. 30, 2012, after a 2 1/2-year reconstruction project. (Credit: CBS)

Wacker Drive Reopens To Traffic

After several years of re-construction, the north-south section of upper Wacker Drive opened to traffic in downtown Chicago this morning. Lower Wacker will re-open to traffic early this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

Wacker Drive Project

Wacker Drive Rebuild Due To Finish In December

There’s good news for downtown Chicago drivers: The lengthy Wacker Drive reconstruction project is almost finished.

10/04/2012

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

Pedestrian Hit By Taxi Downtown

A pedestrian was hospitalized Thursday morning, after being hit by a taxi downtown.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

(Courtesy: Sun-Times Media Wire)

Boater Rescues Man In Chicago River

A boater helped rescue a man in the Chicago River on Wednesday afternoon in the Loop.

08/15/2012

Wacker Drive

Final Leg Of Wacker Drive Reconstruction Begins

The final leg of the Wacker Drive reconstruction project begins this week, and the intersection with Jackson Boulevard alongside the Willis Tower has closed.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

(Credit: CBS)

Feds Target Construction Giant McHugh

Federal prosecutors have set their sights on one of the biggest fish ever, a huge and well-known construction firm with plenty of clout.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Wacker Drive

Wacker Drive Now Closed For Work Between Monroe And Adams

About a year and a half after it began, the work to rebuild about half of Wacker Drive has shifted south.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

Wacker Drive Work

Wacker Drive Reconstruction Moves To Monroe-To-Adams Stretch

The Wacker Drive reconstruction project is kicking into its next phase next week.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

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